Bij FiringSquad is net een review neergemikt van de Asus CUSL2-C. Dit FCPGA moederbord is gebaseerd op de i815EP chipset, dus zonder integrated graphics. Verder is hij uitgerust met 1xAGP, 6xPCI, 1xCNR en 3 DIMM sloten. Vergeleken met zijn voorganger beschikt hij ook over dezelfde performance en overclockbaarheid middels het BIOS; een P3-700E bereikte met een 136MHz bussnelheid 952MHz. Aangezien hij ook nog eens aardig wat goedkoper is geworden valt er vrij weinig te klagen :
With its robust BIOS, hardware enthusiasts can tweak to their hearts delight. At the same time however, the board has plenty of features that make it easy to use for those who are less familiar with the ins and outs of setting up and installing a motherboard. A perfect example of this is the help menu present inside the motherboards BIOS, as well as the CUSL2-C's safe mode feature. Via the iPanel, the CUSL2-C is an even enjoyable motherboard to own.
Wrapping up the package is the CUSL2-C's excellent performance and reliability. The CUSL2-C system ran rock-solid throughout all of our tests, even when overclocked.
It's too bad the 815EP chipset was just released recently. If the chipset had been available a few months ago, we would have been all over it. Now we're curious to see how VIA's Apollo Pro266 DDR chipset pans out. If the added bandwidth provided by the DDR memory really pans out, this will be the performance chipset to get for Intel's P6 platform. As it stands now though, 815EP is the best solution currently available. By integrating the proven design of the CUSL2 with the 815EP chipset, ASUS has created yet another winner, and we wholeheartedly recommend this motherboard to anyone looking for a high performance yet solid design.